The Fast and Furious spinoff "Hobbs and Shaw" is bringing "havoc, hell and mayhem," according to Dawyne Johnson, and Idris Elba's character will be behind it.
Johnson shared a first look at Elba in action via Instagram on Thursday. Thanks to Johnson's post, we know that his new co-star plays a dangerous villain named Brixton.
"I learned a long time ago (when I was a very sinful eyebrow raising villainous man in the crazy world of pro wrestling;) that heroes are only as great as their greatest villains," Johnson wrote in part. "A pleasure to introduce the man himself @idriselba we brought in to our Fast & Furious franchise to wreak havoc, hell and mayhem on our heroes HOBBS & SHAW."
The actor also promised the "showdown of all showdowns."
Elba shared the same photo via his own Instagram account, and he added that it "feels amazing to be working with [Johnson] and [Jason Statham] and to be joining the Fast & Furious family."
Their characters have a high bar to clear as they follow a series of eight high-octane action flicks, but we're excited to see how this "havoc, hell and mayhem" comes about.
"Hobbs and Shaw" opens July 26.
[via: Instagram; h/t: EW]
Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs and Shaw first faced off, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they've tried to take each other down. But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever - and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent, who just happens to be Shaw's sister - these two enemies must partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves. Read More